The Gallery: A Family Story

Wow, what a difficult theme! A Family Story is just our life isn’t it, so how do you take one picture which sums up your life?! I’ve been a bit of a sporadic participator in the Gallery over the last few weeks, but I love looking at everyone else’s offerings!

It’s weird though, I say how I find it difficult, yet straight away, only one photo came to my mind:

I’m really glad that Tara points out that “It’s not about taking technically brilliant photos” because I didn’t even manage to get my husband’s full head in (although I’m hoping the fact I’d just given birth and the anaesthetic I’d been given so I could have my stitches was just starting to wear off, can count as some way towards an excuse!), but I had to choose this picture, because to me it just visualises love, that abstract emotion, that families have for each other, no matter whether they show it or not.

This photo was the first photo I took after three had become four. A very poignant moment in our family story, possibly slightly cliched for a post like this, but who cares?!

One of my favourite films of all time is Love Actually, much to my husband’s annoyance (his top films include Schindler’s List, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs!) but it gets me every time, I cry buckets every time, and I laugh until I cry again every time. Why? Because love is such an amazing emotion, and every family should be tied by it, not by blood, but by love.

So this picture, although not technically brilliant (I’m guessing without a head, it might not even pass as technically staisfactory!) shows what I think is the most important aspect of my family story – the love we have for each other, passing through the generations. The love a father has for his children, and the love my daughter has for her brother.

See how other people have summed up their family stories in one photo on Tara’s blog at Sticky Fingers.


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Moiderer
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 08:48:23

    Nothing wrong with the quality of that picture. Everything captured that needs to be. What a fab moment


  2. Emily (@amummytoo)
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 12:19:50

    It’s a very special moment to have captured and actually I rather like how it’s cropped. Your loved ones are all in shot, but your new baby is the centre of attention, which is how the moment really was, I’m guessing 🙂 Thanks for sharing such a special time x


  3. Erica Price
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 14:13:23

    Beautiful – she looks so chuffed about the new baby.


  4. Herding Cats
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 14:25:46

    Beautiful post. You’re right, love should be everything.


  5. mouse
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 17:37:31

    Here here! Who cares about half a head? You’ve got a bit of smile which is far more important than eyebrows,


  6. Mirka Moore @Kahanka
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 19:21:32

    A gorgeous picture, cannot wait to have one of these, just 5 more weeks ;)))


  7. Multiple Mummy
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 19:04:44

    Not cliched at al, absolutely perfect for tis post and the love is almost spilling out of them in that photo.


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